[Crm-sig] CIDOC CRM URI management

Athanasios Velios thanasis at softicon.co.uk
Fri Jan 17 12:32:26 EET 2020

> For the appearance/presentation of the whole ontology, it is an html 
> representation of the main document that we create. This seems fine. 
> Would it be useful to be able to provide links explicitly at the top of 
> this document to click over to encodings? This way somehow we can better 
> consolidate and direct people to the RDF and the Erlangen OWL?

Links would certainly be useful but the web server's content negotiation 
mechanism should be enough to deliver the right format to the client, is 
this what you mean?

> I will point out that on the CRM site, there is also an entire 
> architecture wherein each version has its own overall presentation: 
> e.g.: http://www.cidoc-crm.org/Version/version-6.2.1

I think this should be maintained but not used as URIs for classes.

> Finally to Thanasis' point.
> "Resolving the class URI should return all versions of the class."
> Currently we certainly don't do that. It definitely would not / could 
> not happen based on our doc/html presentation of the ontology. With the 
> database version I pointed to above, I suppose it would be relatively 
> straightforward to have the older versions of a class you are looking at 
> listed below as links. I guess it would be a specialist user who would 
> care about this (not to put the idea down, just to say).

Yes I thought it should be relatively easy to do through a Drupal View. 
The point is that if there are no versions on the class URI, the user 
should be able to read about any version of the class given that they 
may be coming from a database using an earlier version than the current one.

All the best,


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